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The party’s started too early

Beckett, Charlie (2015) The party’s started too early. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (05 Jan 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

In academic political communications studies there is this idea of the ‘informed society’. I even once chaired a World Economic Working Group devoted to realising it. It suggests that given enough time and media resource you can make sure that voters have all the facts and arguments to make considered, evidence-based judgements when they make their choice at an election. And so rational discourse will triumph over knee-jerk reactions and emotional responses. This year’s UK election is about to smash that theory to smithereens.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 07:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76852

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